Where in NYC did you find that drab fabric? Congrats, that's an awesome sale!
Just a random thrift store downtown. Nice find on a rainy NYC afternoon. Patience is what let us get so much for it. We turned down a number of $500 offers over the past year.
I am guessing you wouldnt have turned $1000. What a nice extra windfall considering their initial offer was $1800. I am guessing the lowest number you guys had in mind was significantly lower and possibly even lower, considering your ho-hum sales numbers in the past few months.
From Midwest Junker,A bit off topic, but related to unusual selling - Was wondering if you had ever considered selling any Vacation Rental Time on Ebay? There are some vacation and rental listings on Ebay and I just wondered if J&R or anyone else posting has any thoughts or experiences on this topic? Perhaps the fees, clientele, etc. etc. make this a bad idea, but was wondering if it could bring greater exposure. I also noticed Ebay has a little used category - Specialty Services and wonder if this is a possibly a viable avenue. Most people offering services seem to go to sites like Elance/Upwork, but it seems Ebay could also offer some kind of market here.
Jeff, you're our realist which is why we love you. I guess one could say we've had ho-hum numbers the past few months? If so, keep it coming. Those ho-hum numbers continue to buy our freedom. And yes, if someone had offered us $1000 for the fabric, we would have taken it.
Midwest Junker, I guess here's how I would answer your question: Have you ever paid for a vacation rental or paid for a Specialty Service on eBay? Or known anyone who has? We haven't and have never considered it. I'd be hesitant to try to sell something on eBay that I've never bought before. From some browsing, those don;t seem like popular categories. But if someone has experience, be interesting to hear it.
Thanks Jay��.From Midwest Junker.I have been looking at possible vacations there along with other websites as a possibility for a bargain or to use PayPal money or maybe earn Ebay bucks..not sure if they apply to that category. But that's what got me to thinking about it. In the end it can be a more face to face transaction but it got me to thinking about the possibilities. Thanks for the reply.
From Midwest Junker. Oops.sorry those question marks should be a smiley face. :)
OMG..that's exactly what I was thinking...would I have considered the $500 offer..I might have even accepted that. Good for you for knowing how valuable this was and waiting for a better offer. This is a good lesson...when you are not that hungry for $ (cause you live frugally and are saving) you can accept it or wait for that better offer! Love it!!! Congrats.
deb truervalues I would really like to have your ho-hum numbers!
deb truervalues - Congratulations on the boost in your numbers this week with that great sale..What a terrific find! I'm so happy for you.
Jay,We exclusively rent our vacation condos on ebay. We started doing it about 7 years ago. Back then you could get huge discounts on unused timeshare rentals at the last minute. Eventually the cat got out of the bag and now everyone does it so the prices aren't near as good. We typically travel off season and stay 7 nights in gold crown level 2 br condos for less than $100 total per night. Most recently we did Universal Studios in August for a week and stayed at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for 7 nights in a deluxe 2BR condo for $550 total.Vacation rentals on ebay rules.
Wow. That's awesome. I'm clearly not looking in the right place. When I scanned real estate and rentals, it looked like a ghost town.Can you provide the eBay link you use to find rentals?
Well generally Orlando and beaches will have far more traffic for rentals than rural Shenandoah valley. Our rentals are always in timeshare condos. The majority of the listings are with real estate rental reps, but we have dealt directly with the week owners directly a few times.In your case, you could get some hits if you have a ski resort within an hour of where you live. Here in WV folks stay an hour or more from ski resorts during prime season.Just make a real nice ebay listing showing off your place and list it in a way that buyers would contact you to pick an available week.You list it once and walk away - it doesn't cost anything and could result in a few bookings a year.
Thanks. Do you mind sharing a specific link so I know where you look for these rentals on eBay?
Here's a couple for Wyndham Bonnet creek that sold recently. It is an awesome resort inside Disney property in Orlando. We stayed here in August for $550 in a 2 br condo.7 nights in a 1 bedroom condo for $488:http://www.ebay.com/itm/WYNDHAM-BONNET-CREEK-RESORT-1Br-CONDO-ORLANDO-2-19-2-26-Disney-/191805569853?hash=item2ca880bb3d:g:d5gAAOxy6-tSCZW87 nights in May in a 2 bedroom condo for $780:http://www.ebay.com/itm/WYNDHAM-BONNET-CREEK-RESORT-1Br-CONDO-ORLANDO-2-19-2-26-Disney-/191805569853?hash=item2ca880bb3d:g:d5gAAOxy6-tSCZW87 nights in April for $799 2 bedroom.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orlando-Florida-Wyndham-Bonnet-Creek-Resort-Disney-Vacation-2-Bedroom-Apr-8-15-/331761501359?hash=item4d3e86c4af:m:mE3tEf8EppcHt0WWWUXjtkwThe last two are in prime Spring break weeks. These prices include all taxes and fees. That is the final price. No time share tour is required. It's just a real rental exactly as they state. No maid service just like your rental. You just leave the place reasonably clean, and run the dishwasher on your way out the door.
From Midwest JunkerI found them by just searching vacation rental in Ebay. There is lodging category under the travel category if that helps also.
From Midwest JunkerAnd thanks Retro Treasures for the reassurance about these not requiring timeshare demos. It's good to know there are some nice offers here on Ebay!
Thanks for the links. You guys have taught us a new category on eBay. I had no idea people were buying vacations.
Not quite the same, but we once bought (of ebay) a permanent camper with a built on addition on a lot near Orlando when my husband retired:) That was 15 years ago. The family used it a lot..till the campground closed with little warning and we had to unload it quickly. A life lesson:)
I loved the fabric sale! I now look for fabric because it is priced low at thrift stores and it's so easy to ship. My fabric sales have been buy for $2 sell for $25. Fabric tends to be a long tail item.
FANTASTIC! I wouldn't call that fabric drab at all ... it's the color of MONEY! Ka-ching.
DAAAAMMMMMNNNNN Congrats you two that is awesome.
Hey guys awesome sale really jealous of that one. I do have a question and I am hoping I can tap into the scavenger collective hive mind for this one. I sold someone a sears auto 135mm lens that is for a Pentax camera. He got it today and sent me a very aggressive message through ebay saying it is junk he is very mad etc. and the aperture ring does not work. Now I didn't have a Pentax camera to mount it up to so when I was looking at it to list I turned the aperture ring and it opened all the way up but then wouldn't step back down. I thought this was normal as this is how my Canon FD lens acts until it is mounted up to an adapter or body then you can adjust the aperture anywhere you want. Do any of you know if this is how these Pentax style lenses are or did I sell him a pos? I did tell him to make sure he tries it mounted up but haven't heard back. It was a global shipping order so it's really gonna be a big hit if I take a return on it but if it's junk obviously I want him to be happy. I have never done a return on a GSP item how would that work do I just have them open a return or? Thanks for anyone that can help me out.
BTW if I did do I return I would just want to refund them the full purchase price I don't want to pay for return shipping for a GSP sale.
Well I had the guy start a return and I issued a refund but it seems only the money for the item and shipping to the US shipping center was removed from my paypal and nothing for the shipping from there to Canada. Waiting to hear back from him if they got all their money back or not. The message ebay sent me through ebay messages says "You've issued a US $36.52 refund" but only $20.89 was refunded to the buyer according to my paypal. Seems strange to me.
worth a call to ebay i would think. see whats up.
Well he just messaged me saying he got the refund and all is well. I am surprised but maybe this is a benefit of the GSP where ebay eats the international portion of the shipping for you when you issue a refund? He got his $36.52 he paid and I only had to refund $20.89 so I don't think I want to call ebay as I am pretty happy with my loss at this point.
Does anyone have more info on how GSP returns have worked for them. I've heard different things from different sources.
i've never had a GSP return before. anyone?
The whole GSP thing is a mystery to me. I had a book listed for free shipping and I didn't fill in any package details - weight or size. A Canadian bought it and ebay charged him the international shipping up front. How?!? I even wrote the buyer to ask him a few questions from the buyers perspective but he never wrote back.This was a large, heavy book. I was concerned something would happen like COD or ebay asking him for more money but I just got my positive feedback today so buyer was happy.Strange...
I can't believe you sold that for that much! No, JUST teasing. I love shipping fabric - so easy. I had some cool 1970s striped VOTE fabric that sat for a while until someone with a user name "Patriotic Fabric Lover" or something like that - the perfect buyer - finally found it. I agree with Anna that it can be a long tail item.
Wowzers! Excellent fabric sale!
Fabric sale is seriously amazing! Have to keep a look out for fabric now. Loro Piana often found in high end suits. They could potentially be making a $6,000 suit with that! Very nice
Congrats on that fantastic fabric sale! I really need to take a lesson here to turn down some lower offers and just hold out for the right person when I know an item is worth it.
Anybody having issues with the eBay alerts coming thru at a low volume? I haven't changed any of my settings and yet for some reason now when I get an offer or something sells I can barely hear the sound
I've noticed the sound for offers comes through fine, but the cha-Ching for sales is hit or miss (mostly miss). Thought it was my iPhone. Since you mentioned issues I wonder if eBay tech has an answer.
I am not sure about the volume on my alerts but I did notice I missed quite a few lately which never happens to me so maybe they are lower volume. I have noticed for me though some serious delays in getting the alerts recently.
Today my friend told me that she is seeing some duplicate listings in my items. I don't see them. I don't have that much inventory, so I don't think I'm missing them. Could someone (Sandy?) please re-post how to search for duplicates. I will be happy to add it to the Archive of Knowledge! BTW, I love that title, and cannot think of it with out imagining some fanfare, superhero type music accompaniment, and maybe an echo on knowledge.
Jo are the duplicates on ebay? I ask because I've noticed duplicates in my own stuff on Bonanza. I just ignore them because when I get rid of them they just pop up again down the road. Must be something in the syncing going wrong.
Here is the tool to find duplicate listings in your eBay store: http://www.isdntek.com/ebaytools/DuplicateListings.htmI just checked. We have no duplicates. Could be in the way your friend is listing.
Thank you Jay, I appreciate it. Nancy, yes in my ebay items for sale listings. I don't see any duplicates, but as a buyer, she sees some (in my listings).
I haven't watched the video yet, but what a great sale! Ryanne you are really the queen of pricing. I know I've said it before but I have to say it again. You wouldn't get such great prices if you didn't research so well and put high prices to begin with. It takes nerve to put a price like that on an item and wait it out.
Anyone know a better way to ship items that weigh under an ounce? It's not a flat item but it is really small. I went to ship via eBay labels and its 2.54 with my discount. That's so high for an item that doesn't weigh much of anything I thought about just throwing a few stamps on it. Ibput free shipping because I thought it would be super cheap to ship and I just upped the price a little. If I add shipping I don't see people buying this type of item and I have 30 of them so I need to figure this out. Thanks.
i think the post office just rounds up to 1 oz. but you can check if you go to the post office in person and ask. online you're basically paying that much for the tracking.
If you put stamps on it, you'll need to pay the initial ounce plus the extra ounce charge because it is non-machineable (not flat). Last year I had a ton of vintage bicycle license plates that I was shipping as first class letters with stamps for $0.70. It's probably more now with the postage increase. My items were considered first class mail letters, but non-machineable. The biggest issue for me was that tracking wasn't included, so it was hurting my seller rating - I had 75 license plates in my pipeline. I wound up increasing my shipping charge and sending them first class package service with tracking.
yeah that's the only issue with sending 1st class with just stamps, no tracking. it's cheaper, but ebay doesn't see all your shippping info, which is a bummer.
Neat bonanza return story:I sold a Sirius XM radio base unit and the buyer requested a refund because the volume knob didn't work. After a few emails asking about shipping damage and such I refunded him the full amount and said he could keep it and do what he wanted with it. I don't know how I missed this.We kept talking and he described the issue in a bit more depth and I told him how he could easily fix it with some contact cleaner. The buyer told me that he would try it and would pay me back the refund if it worked.Well today he wrote me and said my solution not only worked, but he was also able to fix his original unit which had the same issue that he was buying mine to replace with.True to his word, he sent me payment back.This just goes to show that if you can get past the initial gut reaction of "this customer is a liar and trying to screw me" and be civil and helpful to the buyer then things can often work out very nicely.
That's a cool story similar to my recent dealings with my customer with the vintage camera lens. His initial message sent up red flags that he was going to be a total nightmare but I tried to remain cool in my reply and even though I did end up refunding him and losing some money he left me a really nice positive feedback. I can say I have a lot less trouble with people online than I did when I had a brick and mortar store. You just wouldn't believe the things people try to pull and the fits they have when things don't go their way. The difference in stress level alone has made a world of difference for me.
Hey you two, Great sale! For what its worth, if you haven't already, you may want to let the buyer know its coming Signature Confirmation. Some of these high dollar fabric buyers travel a lot, or have an assistant deal with packages and don't like the inconvenience of signing for it. Then the package bounces around for several days without a signature. Anyway, just a heads up.
thanks, yeah he knows, so he's looking out for it at his office. should be A-OK.
Hola... OK so I have been concerned about the whole Fed Ex thing... and I still think, until we test the hypothesis prompted by the observation that you can drop off FedEx at the PO, we don't really know if this is really a good idea.... there are a lot of Fed Ex shipments that were charged way more than what they were quoted... https://community.ebay.com/t5/A-Part-time-eBay-Sellers-Group/Warning-of-using-fedex-shipping-label-and-invoice-fees/td-p/2739920 .... of course this is according to the "gloom & doom" eBay forums... but, still worthy of double checking your invoice before really recommending Fed Ex Smartpost.... I have only checked a few of my charges for Fed Ex and they checked out so I just figured they were close to the estimate given, if not right on the money most of the time... but, I just think people should be watching out for this if using Fed Ex Smartpost... also, people might be getting charged more because they are dropping it off at the PO????
Crystal, I dont know what to tell you. I think you may have the "doom and gloom" fever by hanging out on the eBay forums.We just checked our invoice and have never been charged more than what they say. We never drop off at the post office. The only time we've ever seen a higher charge on FedEx is because we were traveling and entered the zip codes incorrectly. It was our mistake. If you've checked your invoice and it's the price they quoted, what's the concern?
Hi all,From Midwest JunkerI never used Smart Post, but had used FedEx a lot in the past and use as little as I can now for exactly the reason I believe Crystal is referring to. When using the Ebay shipping for FedEx, it would quote a price and then after it was shipped and delivered it would be changed in Ebay, more often than not for a higher charge, occasionally a lower charge. This was after putting in the correct dimensions and weight. It was very irritating so I pretty much avoid FedEx altogether. Apparently this is supposedly because of dimensional weight etc. which I do not understand if one is entering the correct weight and dimensions to start with. I don't use calculated shipping - I offer flat rates on items, and so when this happens with FedEx, I, the seller am the one in for the big surprise. This happened consistently to me through Ebay when I checked my accounts actual charges and Never happens with USPS. So goodbye FedEx!
Yep, if you enter the dimensions and weight wrong, the actual price will be different. But if you enter the right info, not sure what the issue would be. You didn't call to understand the difference?
Hi Jay,From Midwest JunkerI am very careful about weights and dimension entered and as Crystal and others on the forum, as well as another Ebayer I personally know has had this occur multiple times. I never realized it was happening until I carefully looked over my statements/invoices and followed up in the Ebay shipping. It could have gone on forever if I hadn't noticed. Usually it would be about a $2 upcharge sometimes a reduction and as high as $6. And not because I entered incorrectly. FedEx does state that the calculation you see in My Ebay can be adjusted. I haven't used it in quite awhile and don't know if this has changed. But it just irked me. Sometimes the lower shipping I chose with FedEx actually ended up more than what USPS would have charged. Because FedEx was an extra stop for me for drop offs - I didn't have pickup service, I just decided to save myself a lot of frustration, extra time, extra comparing, etc. etc. and have found it very efficient to stick with USPS except for the occasional oversize item. Lol - sorry it is a sore spot with me and there are plenty of other sellers who have experienced this.
Cool. Definitely shop the way that you feel comfortable.It's just weird that one seller can have no problems and another seller can only have problems. FedEx is a giant company so they couldn't operate if rules were different for each seller.Just curious: when you found out that you were being overcharged, why didn't you ask what the problem was? If you were dropping off at the FedEx office, why not just go to the counter to get them to confirm your measurements in case there was some confusion?
Hi again Jay,From Midwest Junkerwhen I did my research online, I learned that this is just the way it is with FedEx on Ebay. Let me see if I can find the info that I found. I didn't even bother to ask the local FedEx because this is how it is through the Ebay/FedEx arrangement. I do not believe this is how it works when you have a separate FedEx shipping account - but not for sure on that. Let me come back with some of the info I found sometime back. I'm actually surprised no other posters are chiming in here.
From Midwest Junker,Here is a link to a discussion thread - some of the adjustments are apparently fuel surcharges, residential delivery and other charges FedEx can arbitrarily add on. When you ship FedEx through Ebay, it is only an estimate and the final charge can change upon delivery of the item. This is not forum hoopla, it is how FedEx within Ebay operates and if you don't pay attention to what it says when you ship it and then look at the actual charge in your account after it is delivery, you will be none the wiser. It doesn't happen on all items, but it happened up on enough of my items to be pretty significant. AND HERE if you go to this linkhttp://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/fedex-services.html and scroll down right on EBay's help page under the FedEx details and fine print, you will see this:When you create a FedEx label on eBay, you see an estimated cost, but FedEx will assess the actual cost to be invoiced to you.After reading all of this, and many changes witnessed in my own account, I just decided to focus on USPS, since I have never had a charge adjusted, nor have I ever shipped a package that was postage do. What I see is what I get with USPS and I like that. https://community.ebay.com/t5/Archive-Shipping-Returns/Fedex-And-Ebay-Changing-Shipping-Charges-After-You-Ship-The-Item/td-p/21379584https://community.ebay.com/t5/A-Part-time-eBay-Sellers-Group/Warning-of-using-fedex-shipping-label-and-invoice-fees/td-p/2739920
I found your post quite alarming so I went and check my history and compared the estimate to the invoice for all Fed Ex shipments from December. In every Fed Ex package from December, my estimate and invoice were exactly the same. I always round up properly to the next inch on my measurements and my scale is dead on compared to the USPS scales at the post office. If your estimates are not matching the invoice, you should double check your measurements and calibrate your scale.Another possible issue is that you might be getting a lazy clerk at the receiving end. This happened to me with USPS about a month ago. They hit the buyer with a COD surcharge because they said the package was oversize compared to my measurements. I had to call them and say heck no it wasn't because I measured that package multiple times to insure it didn't hit the dimensional issue and that their clerk was wrong. They rechecked and fixed their sloppy error and took away the charge.
i've had the same experience, my invoices are the same as estimated cost. but i will go back and check to be sure.
From Midwest JunkerPerhaps FedEx and Ebay have straightened this out. My experiences were many months ago, but it sounds like some sellers are still experiencing? I haven't attempted, but I am going to see if I can look that far back and I will check with another seller I know who is still using FedEx even though I pretty much quit.
It's great you made a decision and choose to ship through the company you feel comfortable with.Here's my beef with how these issues are discussed on the eBay forums. There's this sense that problems are mysterious, overwhelming, and actively corrupt. There's a sense of endless injustice and helplessness. The problems seems to be a symptom of a larger problem which is this: we're not good at running a business, it makes us angry, and we like to stick with other people also bad at running a business so we feel better. We don't want to find solutions. It's everyone's else fault. In this case, the problem seems easy. FedEx was charging you more than you expected. Solution? Call or visit FedEx and figure out how to avoid an overcharge in the future. There's no mystery. Or in your case, just use the shipper you like. That's also a good solution.
Midwest Junker, again.Yes I agree with you Jay 100%. That's exactly what I did months ago. Between the time to sort it out and make extra trips to the FedEx drop-off where I wasn't saving the shipping money I thought I could, I just moved on. However, I was just trying to make the original poster have some reassurance on this calmer more reputable source - Scavenger life- that indeed this has happened in the past. And it is what it is for each of us to make a decision about. After checking with a fellow ebayer who chose to stick it out with FedEx, as I said I would - they said this has not reoccurred for them in quite some time. So perhaps this problem is now irrelevant. I do not have a problem with FedEx per se - and use them when necessary. I just had a problem with the situation at the time with FedEx and the fine print not being right up front when you purchase the postage. It was hidden in EBay's help pages and therefore, I felt somewhat deceived. Now perhaps it is all mute. However, if some of those surcharges were fuel surcharges and fuel goes up again, it is possible it will occur in the future. In no way am I trying to be negative or jump on a bandwagon. For me it was an easy solution to an uncomfortable relationship with the Ebay/FedEx system, just go with USPS until it ironed itself out. Having multiple options is great. If I didn't have an option for shipping that worked for me or if I was truly angry, I would probably have pursued more aggressively. I wasn't angry - I'm sorry if it seemed I was - I just took the easier road for me.
First class observation. I shipped a 2 ounce item and it was expensive to me compared to what it used to be since their lumping lower ounce weights together but I also shipped a 15oz pkg and got a 44% discount. That's a discount I'm used to seeing around the 5lb mark. So I now have to re-think my shipping method. It doesn't mess you guys up too much since you do calculated on everything but I have a lot of flat rate first class stuff listed.
I had my highest ever sale this month too. It was NOTHING close to what you sold, but it was $210 on a Territory Ahead leather duster coat. I also had my weirdest sale ever - yesterday I sold an opened box of vintage tampons. Evidently there is a market for that sort of thing, and they don't even have to be THAT vintage. I did feel kind of weird buying a dead woman's box of tampons from the old man at the estate sale, but it's business I guess.
LOL Julie...the tampon sale just proves if you list it, they will buy it:) Bet you were smiling for hours after that sale!
Has anyone seen this issue: buyer sees X for shipping, adds item to cart, goes to check out without adding additional items to cart and shipping comes up higher. Smartpost was the shipping. I called eBay on this today after I was alerted by the buyer. The rep said this sometimes happens as a glitch but she didn't sound knowledgeable and seemed eager to get off the phone. She said most of the time it will show up the same at check out. I just stopped requiring immediate payment and added Smartpost last night, so I thought maybe I messed something up.
At checkout they add the wonderful residence delivery and fuel surcharges to the shipping cost.
Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone has had a similar experience and can provide some advice. I sold an item (wallet) at the end of November and the buyer has just lodged a Paypal "item signifantly not as described" case stating the wallet stitching has come apart. The buyer left me positive feedback long ago stating "great item".I offer 30 day returns and obviously they purchased almost 3 months ago now, but I expect Paypal will find in their favor if I escalate to a claim. It's just completely unfair that a buyer can receive an item, leave positive feedback, use the item for months, and then say it's not as described! Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks all.
you should call paypal and see what they say. that's a bummer, i feel your pain.
Owen, yes this sucks. Paypal has a much longer window for a buyer to force a return. Good news is that this rarely happens. Of all the thousands of items we've sold, I cant remember the last time someone used Paypal to return an item. So you have two choices:--Refund the money. Forget about it. Cost of doing business. --Or call Paypal to find out what the process could be. You can ask the buyer to return the wallet before any refund if given.
deb truervaluesHere are a couple of noteworthy sales for the week:1) The Tommy shirt I got on half price day at the thrift store for $5.99¬. sold in two weeks for a best offer of $167 – only questions I got on this were overseas. One of my better all-time sales.http://www.ebay.com/itm/141893365315?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l26492)Brass Cherub lamps. Worth mentioning because I’ve sold 3 or 4 of them and they sell fast. People must like them….and not too bad to pack--just make sure you charge enough for shipping. Have not paid more than $5 for one, and have sold them btn $30 and $45. Longest shelf life was about 6 weeks. This one sold in about 3, I think.http://www.ebay.com/itm/141879481201?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649
WOW! great sale on the Hilfiger:) Noticed you put your item description (such as measurements) in the condition description. I'm sure you have a reason and I would love to hear it! Do you feel you get better results?
deb truervaluesHi Cheryl - First, I have cut down on measuring considerably, (thanks to Dan O'Neil) but this was a vintage item and the front length was much shorter than the back, so I measured it.I started putting measurements in the condition because I noticed that many times when people ask for measurements, they are already in the listing---but buyers are using mobile devices and don't take the time to open up specifics or description, where I used to put them.This is an experiment--so I will see how it goes. Also, thinking of putting the pit to pit measurement on every clothes listing because that is the most asked for measurement.
Thanks for sharing Deb! That is such a good idea and you are so right about it being a pain when the buyer is using mobile to see the description. I may try that out too.
That picture in the fancy frame looks like Bobby Rydell, teen heartthrob in the 60's. He played Hugo Peabody in the original movie Bye Bye Birdie. I watch all your "What Sells" but I always forget to LIKE them, sorry!
ha, you're right, i just googled him. maybe it was him, it was an ink jet printout, so maybe someone wanted to pretend it was their BF.
Hi guys, do you wait to ship something until the buyer pays? I've got my store set to 5 day handling. I just don't feel comfortable shipping something until the funds are pending. Thanks!!!
yes, you would never ship something that a buyer has not paid for.
Jeasica,The handling time clock starts ticking when you receive payment. You have 5 days from the time you receive payment. You should never ship anything before you receive payment.
Your handling time does not start ticking until they pay.
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I am considering GoDaddy Bookeeping. I read the following review online. Is this a problem? "Duplicate Transactions – GoDaddy in no way matches transactions. That means if you link both your eBay account and the credit card you use to pay seller fees, you’re going to see two separate fee transactions, and there’s no way to link them. You’ll have to go in manually, look for duplicate records, and delete one."
make sure you're checking your godaddy account for any mis-labeled expenses or income. i have had to teach the system what is what and there is a click box to tell it to remember this for future items. hope that helps.
following.I love my GoDaddy Bookkeeping! But last year after I filed taxes I noticed it had taken every transfer I made from my personal checking into my paypal account and categorized it as income (taxable). In reality it should have been Owner's Contribution (non taxable). The problem was easy to fix but it did make it look like our online income was much higher than it actually was. So yes, glitches...but their customer service is quick to respond.
this is why i do my numbers in Godaddy every month. sometimes things are categorized wrong and have to be corrected. i just hide transfers, so they are not counted as anything.
yep Ryanne, lesson learned here:) Now I check my godaddy everyday or so like I do my other online accounts. Pulling the info for the accountant this year was so EASY!! I am so thankful that you and Jay shared GoDaddy with us...worth every penny!
Congrats on the sale of fabric. Can't wait to hear about the "happy dance" that followed...
I've been looking at fabric every estate sale I go to and I can't find any markings so I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but it's exciting to see all the categories to make money, it tells me I have a LOT to learn. Ryanne I hope you don't mind that I am sharing my "what sold" video again this week, but in fairness, you inspired me to do it :D Blessings fellow trash elves!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG1WoXMj6Qo&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z12dyphz3wbkjp5xm04cfzwg5uamiherzxw0k
glad you posted this! i just mentioned in our newest podcast that i really love people posting their 'what sold' videos. i finally get to see other people's stuff!! keep it up.
I listened last night as I was packing our Monday shipment. You guys are so cool, most in the community are so territorial and insecure they won't allow anything that isn't their content regardless of how helpful it is. You guys are really trying to help the community and your attitude (and this blog) prove it. Thanks for all you do, you're the best in the biz!
Crazy find on the Loro Piana for $1800. Funny how your always sweating it out till you here from someone on bigger sales. Amazon is a whole different game, but it makes some side money as it's just stuff I find at Thrift store, estate sales, etc. Feb. Sales have sucked, but then again it's February.
Ryanne, I got a video for yea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_655QwNDWnM
my mom is in Plymouth, not far from ya.
Dude, you average sale numbers are off the hook! We have 800 items in our store but the majority of it is under $20, I want to list more high dollar stuff but I also want to be listing so as to get consistent sales. How long have you been at it and are you doing it full time? Thx.
Hey guys, congrats on the fabric sale! There are quite a few very good "what I sold" youTubers out there that you might enjoy. Deb from Pinching Pesos sells on many platforms and her items are similar to yours... a little bit of everything. Her sale vids are called "They Paid What?!". I also enjoy watching Margaret at Texas Gal Treasures.. a great Texas lady who sells ETSY, eBay and just started on Amazon FBA. I also find the sales videos so much more helpful than the haul videos as you can actually see what stuff sold for and how long it was listed. Keep up the good work!